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Updated: Oct 3, 2023

With Ekolokal, we are on a mission to make sustainability more accessible.

This project was started at the end of 2020 by Helene and Noriko. Together with a small team, they created an eco-map connecting eco-consumers with small businesses and organised many community events to raise awareness about sustainability in Japan.

Early 2022, they opened a vegan cafe and eco-community space in Otsuka. This space brought some amazing people together and allowed the community to explore alternative ways of consuming through the events held weekly (zero waste shopping, swaps, repairs, etc.). 

Unfortunately, they had to close the cafe in March 2023.

In May 2023, Noriko quit the project and Helene decided to stay on this adventure and focus her efforts on growing the eco-map as a non-profit project.

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